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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526253/racial-ethnic-differences-in-sleep-quality-among-older-adults-with-osteoarthritis
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Patricia A Parmelee, Brian S Cox, Jason A DeCaro, Francis J Keefe, Dylan M Smith
OBJECTIVE: To examine racial/ethnic differences in sleep quality and the pain-sleep association among older adults with osteoarthritis of the knee. DESIGN: Baseline interview followed by a 7-day microlongitudinal study using accelerometry and self-reports. SETTING: Participants were community residents in western Alabama and Long Island, NY. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-six African Americans (AAs) and 128 non-Hispanic whites (NHWs) with physician-diagnosed knee osteoarthritis, recruited from a variety of clinical and community settings...
June 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525629/the-association-of-perceived-memory-loss-with-osteoarthritis-and-related-joint-pain-in-a-large-appalachian-population
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Kim E Innes, Usha Sambamoorthi
Objective. : Previous studies have documented memory impairment in several chronic pain syndromes. However, the potential link between memory loss and osteoarthritis (OA), the second most common cause of chronic pain, remains little explored. In this cross-sectional study, we examine the association of perceived memory loss to OA and assess the potential mediating influence of sleep and mood disturbance in a large Appalachian population. Design.:  Cross-sectional...
May 19, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523211/survey-on-usage-of-medical-referral-information-in-japanese-physicians
#3
Hiroshi Watanabe, Michio Kimura, Kazuhiko Ohe
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this survey was to explore physicians' opinions to identify an adequate time range for clinical information to be provided with a referral that would help minimize wasteful retesting. METHODS: In 2011, we conducted a questionnaire survey of 193 physicians. Examining the degree of utilization of provided medical information, we determined the range of clinical information of referral documents. RESULTS: Less than three months of prescription history and blood sample test results in patient referral was most frequent...
April 2017: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521677/molluscum-contagiosum-an-update
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Alexander Kc Leung, Benjamin Barankin, Kam Lun Hon
BACKGROUND: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral cutaneous infection in childhood that occurs worldwide. Physicians should familiarize themselves with this common condition. OBJECTIVE: To review in depth the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, complications and, in particular, treatment of molluscum contagiosum. METHODS: A PubMed search was completed in Clinical Queries using the key term "molluscum contagiosum". Patents were searched using the key term "molluscum contagiosum" from www...
May 17, 2017: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521379/-compatibility-of-work-and-family-life-of-employees-in-the-healthcare-sector-an-issue-in-health-services-research
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Matthias Lukasczik, Jutta Ahnert, Veronika Ströbl, Heiner Vogel, Carolin Donath, Ilka Enger, Elmar Gräßel, Lena Heyelmann, Heidemarie Lux, Jochen Maurer, Dominik Özbe, Stefanie Spieckenbaum, Elzbieta Voigtländer, Manfred Wildner, Andreas Zapf, Angela Zellner, Alfons Hollederer
Background Healthcare professionals are confronted with specific work-related demands that influence work-family relations and might indirectly affect the quality of healthcare. This paper seeks to provide an overview of the current state of research on this topic of relevance to health services research. The overview may serve as a starting point for modifying structures in the healthcare system (especially in rural regions) with the aim of improving work-family compatibility. Methods A systematic national and international literature search was conducted in terms of a scoping review...
May 18, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520838/effect-of-the-prepare-website-vs-an-easy-to-read-advance-directive-on-advance-care-planning-documentation-and-engagement-among-veterans-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Rebecca L Sudore, John Boscardin, Mariko A Feuz, Ryan D McMahan, Mary T Katen, Deborah E Barnes
Importance: Documentation rates of patients' medical wishes are often low. It is unknown whether easy-to-use, patient-facing advance care planning (ACP) interventions can overcome barriers to planning in busy primary care settings. Objective: To compare the efficacy of an interactive, patient-centered ACP website (PREPARE) with an easy-to-read advance directive (AD) to increase planning documentation. Design, Setting, and Participants: This was a comparative effectiveness randomized clinical trial from April 2013 to July 2016 conducted at multiple primary care clinics at the San Francisco VA Medical Center...
May 18, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515986/use-of-and-intentions-to-use-dermoscopy-among-physicians-in-the-united-states
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Jeffrey B Morris, Sara V Alfonso, Nilda Hernandez, M Isabel Fernández
BACKGROUND: Dermatologists routinely use dermoscopy to improve diagnostic accuracy of skin cancers. Much less is known about its use among other physicians who routinely examine the skin, such as family physicians, internists and plastic surgeons. OBJECTIVES: To document the use of dermoscopy in a sample of US physicians and to examine physician and practice characteristics associated with ever having used a dermascope and having some intentions to incorporate dermoscopy into clinical practice during the next 12 months...
April 2017: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511984/comparison-of-three-cognitive-exams-in-cardiac-arrest-survivors
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Allison C Koller, Jon C Rittenberger, Melissa J Repine, Patrick W Morgan, Jeffrey Kristan, Clifton W Callaway
BACKGROUND: Cognitive deficits may detract from quality of life after cardiac arrest. Their pattern and prevalence are not well documented. We used the Computer Assessment of Mild Cognitive Impairment (CAMCI), the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) and the 41 Cent Test (41CT) to assess cognitive impairment in cardiac arrest survivors and examine the exams' diagnostic accuracy. We hypothesized that the scores of these exams would indicate the presence of cognitive impairment in arrest survivors, that the overall scores on the three study assessments would correlate with one another, and that the 41CT, MOCA, and executive function element of the CAMCI would vary independently from other non-executive CAMCI components, reflecting executive function impairment after cardiac arrest...
May 13, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509822/fracture-prevention-in-the-orthopaedic-environment-outcomes-of-a-coordinator-based-fracture-liaison-service
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Earl R Bogoch, Victoria Elliot-Gibson, Dorcas Beaton, Joanna Sale, Robert G Josse
BACKGROUND: Fracture liaison services focus on secondary fracture prevention by identifying patients at risk for future fracture and initiating appropriate evaluation, risk assessment, education, and therapeutic intervention. This study describes key clinical outcomes including bone mineral densitometry, physician assessment, and pharmacotherapy initiation in pharmacotherapy-naïve patients undergoing treatment for fragility fracture in a Canadian fracture liaison service. METHODS: We determined rates of post-fracture investigation and treatment for inpatients and outpatients with a fragility fracture seen in a coordinator-based fracture liaison service at an urban university trauma hospital...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508803/a-first-standardized-swiss-electronic-maternity-record
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Michel Murbach, Sabine Martin, Kerstin Denecke, Stephan Nüssli
BACKGROUND: During the nine months of pregnancy, women have to regularly visit several physicians for continuous monitoring of the health and development of the fetus and mother. Comprehensive examination results of different types are generated in this process; documentation and data transmission standards are still unavailable or not in use. Relevant information is collected in a paper-based maternity record carried by the pregnant women. OBJECTIVES: To improve availability and transmission of data, we aim at developing a first prototype for an electronic maternity record for Switzerland...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508778/supporting-molecular-tumor-boards-in-molecular-guided-decision-making-the-current-status-of-five-german-university-hospitals
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Marc Hinderer, Melanie Boerries, Florian Haller, Sebastian Wagner, Stefanie Sollfrank, Till Acker, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch, Jan Christoph
BACKGROUND: German university hospitals have started to establish molecular tumor boards in order to enable physicians to make molecular-guided decisions. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to describe the organizational structure and procedures which are currently supporting the molecular tumor boards of five German university hospitals. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews with experts of five university hospitals between December 2016 and February 2017...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507288/identifying-individuals-with-physician-diagnosed-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-primary-care-electronic-medical-records-a-retrospective-chart-abstraction-study
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Theresa M Lee, Karen Tu, Laura L Wing, Andrea S Gershon
Little is known about using electronic medical records to identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to improve quality of care. Our objective was to develop electronic medical record algorithms that can accurately identify patients with obstructive pulmonary disease. A retrospective chart abstraction study was conducted on data from the Electronic Medical Record Administrative data Linked Database (EMRALD(®)) housed at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Abstracted charts provided the reference standard based on available physician-diagnoses, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-specific medications, smoking history and pulmonary function testing...
May 15, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506529/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-renal-cell-carcinoma-following-the-first-course-of-pazopanib-therapy
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Hiroaki Koshikawa, Tomomi Tsukie, Akira Kurita, Mikio Fujikura, Megumi Suzuki, Kazuhiro Araki
Pazopanib, one of the antiangiogenic drugs, has recently become a first-line treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. The most common adverse effects of pazopanib include diarrhea, fatigue, and nausea, but neuropathic complication has not been documented. Here, we report the first case of a patient with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who developed acute neuropathy mimicking Guillain-Barré syndrome following the first course of pazopanib therapy. A 75-year-old man with a metastatic renal cell carcinoma was admitted for rapidly progressive weakness and numbness in the extremities after the first course of pazopanib therapy...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505704/-compilation-of-second-opinion-programs-in-the-german-statutory-health-insurance
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Dawid Pieper, Simone Heß, Tim Mathes
Objective According to a new legislation passed in 2016, patients with an indication for elective procedures have the right to obtain a second opinion. The Federal Joint Committee has not yet provided a list of indications that this legislation will cover. Independently of this, the statutory health insurances can, nonetheless, pay for a second opinion. The aim of this article is to give an overview of current second opinion programs delivered by the statutory health insurance schemes. Methods Websites of all German statutory health insurance schemes (n=117) were searched for second opinion programs and their features in November 2016...
May 15, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504810/using-a-structured-checklist-to-improve-the-orthopedic-ward-round-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Adrian J Talia, James Drummond, Cameron Muirhead, Phong Tran
Comprehensive and timely documentation on orthopedic ward rounds continues to be problematic, leading to delayed or inappropriate patient care and miscommunication between health care providers. The authors introduced a simple checklist to improve the documentation on orthopedic ward rounds in their institution. A prospective cohort study was performed. Standard care was provided for cohort A. During a 2-week period, the documentation of patient care by physicians following a ward round was assessed in terms of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, fasting status, wound or dressing plan, weight-bearing status, and important surgical details...
May 15, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502827/provider-and-health-system-factors-associated-with-usage-of-long-acting-reversible-contraception-in-adolescents
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Anna Jo Bodurtha Smith, Kathleen F Harney, Tara Singh, Anita Gupta Hurwitz
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is recommended as first-line contraception for adolescents. Surveys of primary care providers suggest that physician and clinic factors may influence LARC counseling, but their impact on usage is unknown. Our objective was to explore provider and clinic characteristics associated with LARC usage in adolescents. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 5363 women ages 15-21 years receiving primary care within a large health system in Massachusetts in 2015...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502311/tracheotomy-related-deaths
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Eckart Klemm, Andreas Karl Nowak
BACKGROUND: Tracheotomies are frequently performed on ventilated patients in intensive care and sometimes lead to fatal complications. In this article, we discuss the causes and frequency of death associated with open surgical tracheotomy (OST) and percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy (PDT) on the basis of a review of the pertinent literature. METHODS: We systematically searched the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases and the Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog for publications (1990-2015) on tracheotomy-related deaths in adults, using the search terms "tracheotomy" and "tracheostomy...
April 21, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501717/assisting-asylum-seekers-in-a-time-of-global-forced-displacement-five%C3%A2-clinical-cases
#18
Katherine C McKenzie, Arielle Thomas
According to the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, over 65 million people were displaced from their homes due to conflict and persecution in 2015. Many physicians express an interest in human rights and a desire to assist this group of refugees and asylum seekers. Physicians are able to use their unique skills by performing medical forensic evaluations of individuals seeking asylum. Some asylum seekers have psychological or physical scars or functional abnormalities relating to injuries or ill-treatment they experience due to persecution...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500192/deprescribing-proton-pump-inhibitors-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline
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Barbara Farrell, Kevin Pottie, Wade Thompson, Taline Boghossian, Lisa Pizzola, Farah Joy Rashid, Carlos Rojas-Fernandez, Kate Walsh, Vivian Welch, Paul Moayyedi
OBJECTIVE: To develop an evidence-based guideline to help clinicians make decisions about when and how to safely taper or stop proton pump inhibitors (PPIs); to focus on the highest level of evidence available and seek input from primary care professionals in the guideline development, review, and endorsement processes. METHODS: Five health professionals (1 family physician, 3 pharmacists, and 1 gastroenterologist) and 5 nonvoting members comprised the overall team; members disclosed conflicts of interest...
May 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495353/identifying-patient-related-information-problems-a-study-of-information-use-by-patient-care-teams-during-morning-rounds
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Alison R Murphy, Madhu C Reddy
OBJECTIVE: This study identifies the types of patient-related information problems (PIPs) that patient-care teams encounter during morning rounds, and how those PIPs are identified and managed. PIPs are any issues related to patient information (e.g., wrong, missing, incomplete information) that affect the patient-care team's ability to perform their work. Not addressing PIPs can lead to workflow challenges, delayed patient-care decisions, and negative impacts to the patient. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We employed qualitative data collection methods by shadowing patient-care teams during 29 morning rounds resulting in 155h of observation...
June 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
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